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Sequence of Events (Grade 3)

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Sequence of Events

1. 
Read this mixed up story.

Mom went shopping yesterday. Then she found all the cold or frozen things and put them away. Finally, she put away all the dry and canned goods. First, she carried the bags into the house.

Choose the sentences below that shows the correct order for this story.
  1. Mom came home from shopping. First, she carried the bags into the house. Finally, she put away all the dry and canned goods. Then she found all the cold or frozen things and put them away.
  2. Finally, she put away all the dry and canned goods. First, she carried the bags into the house. Mom came home from shopping. Then she found all the cold or frozen things and put them away.
  3. Mom came home from shopping. First, she carried the bags into the house. Then she found all the cold or frozen things and put them away. Finally, she put away all the dry and canned goods.
  4. Mom came home from shopping. Then she found all the cold or frozen things and put them away. Finally, she put away all the dry and canned goods. First, she carried the bags into the house.
2. 
When reading a story what does sequence mean?
  1. The day something happens in a story.
  2. The order of events in a story.
  3. The way a character acts.
  4. The last to happen in a story.
3. 
Which of the following words is NOT a word that shows sequence?
  1. finally
  2. then
  3. because
  4. next
4. 
What words help you determine the sequence of the story?
  1. help, put, held, turn
  2. Janie, campfire, hot dog, buns
  3. first, next, after a few minutes, finally
  4. she, he, it
5. 
Read the sentences below. Decide what is the correct order of events. Choose the letter that shows the correct order of events.

1. I don't want to eat pizza again for a long time.
2. I ate ten pieces of pizza.
3. Later that night, I got sick.
4. I felt very full.
  1. 4, 2, 3, 1
  2. 1, 2, 3, 4
  3. 2, 4, 3, 1
  4. 4, 1, 3, 2
6. 
Jetta is using the following sentences to write a report about pets in the White House.
(1)Many U.S. presidents and their families have owned pets.
(2)Creatures from parrots to tigers have made a home at the White House.
(3)He also made room for raccoons, a bobcat, a goose, a bear, and a hippo!
(4)Calvin Coolidge had dogs, cats, and birds.

What order should Jetta place her sentences?
  1. 1, 2, 4, 3
  2. 3, 4, 1, 2
  3. 2, 4, 1, 3
  4. 4, 1, 2, 3
7. 
Read the following letter Connie wrote to her friend below.

Dear Julie,
(1)I am having a great time visiting Aunt Sally.(2)We went shopping the other day at a three-story mall!(3)Yesterday, we collected shells on the beach.(4) Tomorrow we are going swimming.(5)I am having a lot of fun.(6)But I miss you!

Where should the sentence "I even found a hermit crab!" be inserted in the letter above?
  1. After sentence 1
  2. After sentence 2
  3. After sentence 3
  4. After sentence 4
8. 
When you're up to bat in baseball, you have to do a lot of things. First, you have to grab your bat and run to the plate. Once you get to the plate, you have to line your feet up with the plate. Next, you do a bat check and re-adjust your feet. Then, you bring the bat up. Finally, you watch the ball out of the pitcher's hand and then swing away.

What happens immediately after you do a bat check?
  1. You bring up the bat.
  2. You grab your bat.
  3. You watch the ball out of the pitcher's hand.
  4. You re-adjust your feet.
  5. You swing away.
9. 
Adam was training for the track meet for his middle school. He was to run in three races alone and in one relay. He practiced each day. The first thing he did was to stretch his muscles and make sure his muscles were ready to run. He stretched for ten minutes each morning. Then, he would run up and down the stadium steps three times before heading to the track. After running up the stadium steps, Adam would do twenty laps around the track. Finally, he would run all the way home and eat a large breakfast before showering.



PLACE THE EVENTS IN THE CORRECT SEQUENCE BY USING THE NUMBERS 1-6:

                 Adam ran up and down the stadium steps three times.

                 He took a shower.

                Adam stretched his muscles for ten minutes.

                 He ate a large breakfast.

                 Adam did twenty laps around the track.

                 He ran all the way home



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